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Past meets present at TigerFest 2018

Fan event will take place at Comerica Park on Jan. 27
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DETROIT -- New Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire will meet his new group of players, including Miguel Cabrera, Nicholas Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene and Jose Iglesias, when TigerFest returns to Comerica Park on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Newly elected Hall of Famer Alan Trammell will join a bevy of former Tigers, including Jim Leyland, Todd Jones, Brandon Inge, Craig Monroe, Don Kelly and Rod Allen, as past meets present. Likewise, the core of Tigers veterans will be joined by youngsters Matthew Boyd, Daniel Norris, JaCoby Jones, Joe Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario. Fans will have the chance to see many of them up close at photo stations, autograph tables and on stage for Q&A sessions, seminars and clinics.

DETROIT -- New Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire will meet his new group of players, including Miguel Cabrera, Nicholas Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene and Jose Iglesias, when TigerFest returns to Comerica Park on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Newly elected Hall of Famer Alan Trammell will join a bevy of former Tigers, including Jim Leyland, Todd Jones, Brandon Inge, Craig Monroe, Don Kelly and Rod Allen, as past meets present. Likewise, the core of Tigers veterans will be joined by youngsters Matthew Boyd, Daniel Norris, JaCoby Jones, Joe Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario. Fans will have the chance to see many of them up close at photo stations, autograph tables and on stage for Q&A sessions, seminars and clinics.

Fans will also have an array of opportunities to win access to the Chevrolet Social Media Clubhouse, where they can interact with players and share their TigerFest experience on social media platforms.

In addition, TigerFest has a complete schedule of kids' activities, interactive areas and behind-the-scenes looks inside Comerica Park. The Tigers' clubhouse will be open for fans to explore, and it will include a display of baseball artifacts. The visitors' dugout will be open for fans to visit and take photos. A guided tour will take fans into some of the Tigers' executive offices, the Ernie Harwell Media Center, a luxury suite and the Champions Club.

Activities for kids include a miniature Comerica Park stage featuring player book readings, games and activities, as well as free face-painting and baseball-themed games. Special bleacher seating is also available for kids and their parents.

The Tigers will also begin the 40th anniversary celebration of their 1968 World Series title with an interactive display on the concourse.

All fans attending will get a free pair of TigerFest earmuffs to help keep warm through the remaining days of winter.

Tickets for TigerFest are on sale at tigers.com/tigerfest or by phone at 866-66-TIGER. Admission is $29 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

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